I was beyond resfeber and yet we were pulling into the driveway of the Dublin luxury castle hotel. We’ve arrived.
Astounding from the outside, the luxe Clontarf Castle hotel in Dublin is far more stunning than the online photos.
Luxe Clontarf Castle Hotel In Dublin is even better in person
So many times I’ve been fooled by online photos when it comes to seeking out a fabulous getaway.
However, this Dublin-located luxury castle hotel just was overflowing with incredibly, impeccably maintained exterior elegance.
Now, that I’ve arrived at the old castle turned into a hotel in Ireland I suddenly have lost my jetlag.
I am feeling spirited.
I’m Here. I Landed. The, “what now, what’s next” sentiment has settled in.
Our home away from home for a few days: Dublin-located luxury castle hotel
So, this posh castle is just 10 minutes away from Dublin City center.
Exhausted. Spent. Hungry.
Excited. Running on fumes. How will our day begin?
Should our day end?
Jetlagged, and in need of a shower, yet restless as though we have just eaten a carton of cotton candy and had a sugar rush, our next step was checking in!
Check-In at the Clontarf Castle
Hassle-free check-in with 2 smiling team members.
A quick check-in, room keys provided, and directions to our room.
Thank you to the kind management staff for our upgrade and stay!
Never have I been happier that the front desk staff does not want to stop and chat.
They want us to ‘rest’ from our long journey and “if you need anything, just ask!”
Mrs. Vento here… I’m thrilled and the television has my name on it.
Our bags have been delivered to our room, courtesy of the front desk.
Thank you all!
But we had to have just one more look before we retired to our room.
Really it is an Old castle turned into a hotel in Ireland
I’ve heard so much about this old castle turned into a hotel in Ireland and now I can experience it first-hand.
All around me are stone walls, plush velvet chairs, and knights in shining armor (uh-oh I thought I brought mine with me!) ↓
Unbelievable as it may be, yes, this is really a knight in shining armor and it’s not the only one inside the luxe Clontarf Castle hotel in Dublin.
The art deco includes these huge glass terrariums that shelter large candles, truly epic pieces unfolding in front of my weary eyes.
Entranced from the intricacies of just our first steps into the Clontarf Castle Hotel, we seek refuge in our room, which has kindly been upgraded by management.
It’s time to freshen, rest and then get back to what I love doing, strolling until I’m lost and find my whereabouts with Mike!
Dublin Luxury Boutique Castle Hotel
Our Room in the Clontarf Castle Hotel
It’s often the small things that amuse me the most, details, you might say.
I love it when I walk into a hotel and the television is the guide and it has my name on it!
It was a way to quickly acclimate and we used it!
We’ve experienced this in Hotel LeVeque and many others, it is perfect and so welcoming.
Small things grab my attention!
Many people have told me stories about the castle hotel.
I’ve heard every side of the spectrum and I want MY OWN OPINION.
Refurbished? Absolutely. Clean? Yes, very.
Would I sleep on the pillows?
I did and I did not put a towel on them.
What else? There were 4 towels, so I did not have to ASK for a Hair towel.
Someone knew me very well before I ever arrived.
What Is In our Boutique Castle Hotel Room?
I’ll be honest, there was more in this room than I anticipated.
The one item that really was a bonus was the phone, which I will discuss later.
Keep reading and looking at these photos, it’s gorgeous!
Our room offers 2 slanted windows with blinds and 2 window seats.
The television is on, and I’m so happy to see our name on the television!
Then I see the back part of the room.
A tea hot kettle with some tea bags.
Yes, it’s time to unwind, or is it?
We look outside again. Where is it?
What are we looking at?
Where are we?
Adventure is beckoning but so is the shower.
More Of The Room at the Boutique Castle Hotel
There are 2 storage closets, a few chairs, a desk, and a huge comfy bed.
Robes, slippers, and a bathroom filled with toiletries and towels.
Excitement leads to the desire to clean up and see if we have any energy left from our travels.
Showers lead to pajamas, after all, it’s bedtime in the USA and we’ve been traveling for over 18 hours!
I love the bench at the base of our bed.
It’s great for sitting, and for placing some items out of my luggage.
The Hallways of the Clontarf were richly decorated and you can see that in my video.
The ‘handy’ Phone in our room
This complimentary wireless phone from our hotel (the Clontarf Castle) became a lifeline while we were out and about.
When we discovered this amenity it made travel in Ireland light worlds easier.
From navigating to calling a cab, we had a cellular phone.
The Clontarf Castle Hotel provides these phones at no charge so you can navigate, call, and use them while you are a guest.
Once you are done using it, you can WIPE It clean of all your info and not worry about it.
We, in fact, use the phone to navigate as we toured and locate cabs!
Things to Know about the Luxe Clontarf Castle Hotel in Dublin
We were about 10 minutes from the City Centre of Dublin.
Walking could have happened, but the rain kept happening and it was brisk.
A taxi was always available and under $15 to get into town.
Once in the city, we stayed as long as we could.
One day we walked to Dollymount and it was a great day.
The restaurants in the hotel were upscale and definitely dressy.
Dining in Fahrenheit for dinner and brunch were 2 absolutely divine memories too!
On the property, there’s also a bar, which we visited too, of course.
Your question, would I stay here again if in Dublin? Yes.
It’s quiet, and the staff is ATTENTIVE and beyond cordial.
Rooms are well cared for, and clean.
The Clontarf Castle Just Needs Its Next Queen
In fact, the only thing missing at the Clontarf Castle in Dublin is its next queen, meaning you!
Pack up, make reservations and go enjoy this beauty of a boutique hotel! ~ Dana XO